Download PDF by Stephen Wade: Yorkshire's Murderous Women

By Stephen Wade

ISBN-10: 1783408588

ISBN-13: 9781783408580

The legal heritage of Yorkshire has its percentage of nasty and brutal murders and nearly all of those killers were males. information convey that almost all homicides are males. however the files over the centuries have stories of girls killers and in those stories the murders are usually instances of poisoning. Stephen Wade has investigated files around the kingdom to determine tales of girls within the years among the center of the eighteenth century and the mid 20th century who've taken lives via jealousy, hatred or sheer desperation. a few of the stories are unhappy, depression debts of infanticide devoted in challenging instances frequently whilst girls have been less than negative pressure and struggling with terrible well-being and psychological difficulties. different tales are approximately murders that took away an undesirable companion or introduced a few effortless cash to the killer's pockets.Beneath the homicide tales there are stories of court docket trials that went improper and fake accusations, besides verdicts that despatched girls to Van Dieman's...

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But her plan was to go to Ecclesfield. It was there, in the river near Bridge Houses, that the child was thrown to its death, with tape tied tightly around its neck. The child had been strangled before it was thrown into the water, and there was no doubt that the tape around its neck was Mary’s. Hartley identified the material. There was an inquest following this discovery, of course. The charge was murder, and the coroner arranged for Mary Thorp to stand trial at York. ’ The defence was that Mary Thorp was not aware of what she was doing and was delirious.

Robin died nobly, though, with these supposed words: Let me have length and breadth enough With under my head a green sod; That they may say, when I am dead, Here lies bold Robin Hood. Part Two Murder Casebook CHAPTER 3 Threesome Problems: Elizabeth Broadingham 1776 Some ghoulish witnesses collected her ashes as souvenirs . . Over the centuries, York Castle has witnessed some terrible scenes of human suffering, but few can equal the story of Elizabeth Broadingham. The narrative vaguely echoes the actions of Lady Macbeth (lacking the ‘milk of human kindness’) except that the setting and the motives are the lowest and most despicable imaginable.

Some of the Victorian cases are very obscure and there is sparse material at times. Reference libraries and archive staff have been very helpful. Staff at the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull and at County Hall, Beverley, have also been very helpful, particularly Lizzy Baker. As many cases involve infanticide, some sources have been academic studies rather than primary material, and books by David Bentley and John Eccleston have been invaluable. Some stories have had to be handled with tact and sensitivity, notably the tragic account of the Castles in Driffield and the brief notes on Avril Gregory; the full story of the latter’s offence has been told in Killers by Kate Kray.

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